Dr Simon Blake PhD BSc Dip Coun FHEA MBACP
I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to live full lives, but life can be hard and we face problems and trauma throughout our lives. These can chip away at our capacity to cope, affect how we behave and how we see the future. Counselling involves the journey of becoming aware of areas that cause us problems and anguish; those that stop us from living more fully.
But, what good is awareness you might ask? Well, awareness, brings choice, and awareness of choice is a critical part of therapy. Awareness of what we do, how we do it, what we fear, what we refuse, what we hope, and how our attempts at change are thwarted.
My approach to counselling considers the whole of human experience, body, mind and environment and aims to restore healthy function to all of these areas. Moments of awareness can feel like colour washing over a black and white photo, seeing life differently, feeling more alive, more free.
Whether you want to share your pain or joy, hope or hopelessness, it will be met with non-judgement as we work towards your therapeutic aims.
I offer counselling for the following issues:
|✓ Abuse||✓ Anger management|
|✓ Bereavement||✓ Child related issues|
|✓ Chronic Fatigue||✓ COVID-19|
|✓ Depression||✓ Health issues|
|✓ Isolation / Loneliness||✓ Infertility|
|✓ Loss||✓ Men’s issues|
|✓ OCD||✓ Pandemic|
|✓ Post-traumatic stress||✓ Pregnancy issues|
|✓ Redundancy||✓ Relationships|
|✓ Self Esteem||✓ Spirituality|
|✓ Stress,||✓ Suicide|
|✓ Trauma||✓ Work issues|
My counselling training is in Gestalt Therapy. I have worked in academia for many years and published numerous papers on modelling human behaviour during disasters.
- Doctor of Philosophy (University of Greenwich)
- Bachelor of Science (University of Greenwich)
- Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (The Gestalt Centre)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Registered Member of the BACP
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